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Man Confesses to Have Killed Fruit Trader

Mutekanga told journalists on Monday that Nabuguzi hired him to offload mangoes on Wednesday at amber coat market.
George Mutekanga being paraded at Jinja central police station.

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A young man in Jinja district has confessed to have stabbed to death 56-year-old Abdullah Nabuguzi, a fruit vendor at amber coat Market. 

Nabuguzi’s lifeless body was found lying on a mattress at plot 76 along Magwa village in Jinja district on Friday last week.

 

Detectives inspected the scene of crime and arrested Philip Lokomolo, a private security who denied knowledge of the killing. 

Police later arrested 22-year-old George Mutekanga from Magogo village in Iganga district where he confessed to have committed the crime.

Mutekanga told journalists on Monday that Nabuguzi hired him to offload mangoes on Wednesday at amber coat market. The deceased later requested to spend a night at the suspect’s home.

According to Mutekanga, he decided to stab Nabuguzi to death and rob him of his money. He however, says that he shocked to realize that the deceased only had Shillings 27,000 in his pocket. 

Mutekanga says he used the deceased’s blood to write the word food on the walls to divert security from connecting him to the crime scene.

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Abby Ngako, the Kiira Region Police spokesperson, says detective’s recovered blood soaked clothes and the deceased’s sim cards from the suspect’s belongings during arrest.

Ngako says police has also retrieved the murder weapon, which the suspect had hid in a bush near sugar plantations in Lugazi municipality.

   

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